• Agents, CHP Thwart Phoenix-Based Recycling Fraud Scheme

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrest of a Los Angeles truck driver on charges of felony recycling fraud, attempted grand theft, and conspiracy. The suspect is accused of illegally transporting used beverage containers from Arizona to California with the intent to defraud the California Redemption Value Fund. Full story…
    (Posted by Mark Oldfield on Aug 11, 2016)
  • Waste Disposal Rate Inches Up as California Economy Improves

    While landfilling is typically considered cheaper than recycling, the costs of recycling do not accurately reflect the money saved by reduced greenhouse gas emissions; money saved by using recycled feedstock as opposed to virgin feedstock in material production; and the money saved on water and fertilizer for agricultural production when organic material is recycled into compost and applied to soil, making it more nutrient-rich and better able to retain moisture. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Jul 21, 2016)